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BUSINESS BULLETIN 70 / 2000

Thursday 27 April 2000

Section F - Motions and Amendments

 

 

The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every Monday. Items marked with an asterisk (*) are new or have been altered. Asterisks in the text show the extent of alterations made. Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#)

 

*S1M-783# Margaret Jamieson: Meares-Irlen Syndrome—That the Parliament notes that research shows that up to 30% of children may be suffering from Meares-Irelen syndrome, which often results in reading difficulties affecting their education but which can be alleviated for many by the simple and cost effective use of appropriate coloured overlays, and calls upon education authorities and health boards to work in partnership to provide a comprehensive screening programme in order to ensure that all children can take full advantage of the education provided and go on to achieve their full potential in society.

 

*S1M-782# Nick Johnston: Plight of Blairingone Residents—That the Parliament notes with concern the plight of the residents of Blairingone in the constituency of Ochil who have for years been subjected to noise, dust, pollution and inconvenience from opencast coal workings and are now exposed to noxious smells and health hazards from the dumping of sewage and abattoir waste, and further notes with concern the failure of planning legislation to protect this community and the inadequacies of environmental protection legislation to safeguard the village of Blairingone.

Supported by: David McLetchie*, Mary Scanlon*, Alex Fergusson*, Bill Aitken*, Phil Gallie*, John Scott*

 

*S1M-781 Mr Michael McMahon: Hamilton Academical Football Club—That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by the Scottish Football League to deduct fifteen points from Hamilton Academical Football Club for failing to fulfil its fixture against Stenhousemuir on 1 April 2000; recognises the implications of such a severe reprimand for the club in terms of relegation to Division Three, for the fans and for the town of Hamilton, and calls upon the Scottish Football League to review its decision.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*

 

*S1M-780 Tommy Sheridan: Law Commission Evidence—That the Parliament notes with concern the decision of the Law Commission to refuse access to the evidence submitted to its enquiry on poindings and warrant sales; believes that this is contrary to the spirit of the Freedom of Information Bill published by the Executive, and agrees that the evidence submitted should be made freely available to the Parliament immediately.

 

*S1M-779# Mr John McAllion: Lord Advocate and Freedom of Information—That the Parliament notes the importance of maintaining the independence of the Lord Advocate and the Crown Office in relation to criminal proceedings in Scotland; recognises that justice must be seen to be done, and agrees that free access should be allowed for the families of victims, such as Mr and Mrs Crossan of Dundee, to all relevant police files, forensic reports and other documents pertaining to the case involving their family member.

 

*S1M-778 Fergus Ewing: Assisted Area Map—That the Parliament notes that the consultation period for representations to The Scotland Office in relation to the revised Assisted Area Status map ends on the 2 May; further notes that from the revised map substantial parts of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness, Nairn, Moray, Badenoch and Strathspey have been removed; agrees with the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Highland Council’s assessment that the removal of these areas from the Assisted Area Map will be damaging to the whole economy of the Highlands and Islands and to the job prospects of thousands of people living within the Highlands and Islands, including those who face impending redundancy, and urges the relevant authorities to reconsider the matter and to reinstate excluded areas.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Maureen Macmillan*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Mr John Munro*

 

*S1M-777 Mr John McAllion: Post-Code Prescribing—That the Parliament recognises the need for a national policy over availability and prescription of drugs and treatments in the NHS, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that all treatments deemed to be beneficial by the Health Technology Board are equally funded throughout Scotland thereby ending the practice known as "post-code prescribing".

 

S1M-773 Allocation of Scottish Cup Final Tickets (lodged on 25 April 2000) Brian Adam*

 

S1M-772 Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill (lodged on 20 April 2000) Alex Neil*

 

*S1M-772.1 Mr Jim Wallace: Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill—As an amendment to motion (S1M-772) in the name of Tommy Sheridan, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert

" notes that the Scottish Executive will:-

(a) during the 2001/02 Parliamentary year bring forward legislation to introduce a new system to:

(i) abolish the present system of poindings and warrant sales which in many of its aspects is archaic and inhumane and replace it with a modern system that protects those who can’t pay, ending the indignities they suffer, and supports the interests of those who pay their bills regularly;

(ii) ensure that those who can pay but won’t are rigorously pursued, including for debts incurred in the course of business;

(b) in the meantime, introduce secondary legislation to expand the list of goods exempt from domestic poindings and warrant sales; and

(c) establish a working group to consult widely and develop proposals for reforming the law of diligence against moveables, including proposals for debtor protection and debt arrangement schemes;

and for these reasons, while agreeing to the principle of abolition of the poindings and warrant sales system, does not agree to the general principles of the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill."

 

S1M-769# The Black Cuillin (lodged on 20 April 2000) Brian Adam*, Michael Russell*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, George Lyon*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-768# Closure of Public Toilets in NE Scotland (lodged on 20 April 2000) Brian Adam*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Mike Rumbles*

S1M-767# Glasgow Regeneration (lodged on 19 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-766 Pollution in Scotland from Sellafield (lodged on 18 April 2000) Brian Adam*, Andrew Wilson*, Michael Russell*, Alex Neil*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Bruce Crawford*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-765 Atlantic Frontier (lodged on 18 April 2000) Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-764 Korean War 50th Anniversary (lodged on 14 April 2000) Brian Adam*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-763 Air Passenger Duty (lodged on 12 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Michael Russell*

S1M-761# Sign Language in Primary Schools (lodged on 12 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-760 Cup Final Ticket Allocation (lodged on 12 April 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-759 Sodexho Ltd (lodged on 11 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-758 United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) (lodged on 11 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Johann Lamont*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-757 Nine O'Clock News (lodged on 11 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-755 1820 Society (lodged on 10 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-753 A95 (lodged on 7 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-751# Houses in Multiple Occupation (lodged on 6 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Johann Lamont*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-750# Govan Shipyard (lodged on 6 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-749# CERT Edinburgh (lodged on 6 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-748# Rail Freight Development (lodged on 6 April 2000) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-747 Scottish Youth Parliament (lodged on 5 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Johann Lamont*

S1M-746# Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 5 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Bruce Crawford*, Christine Grahame*

S1M-745# Storysack Initiative (lodged on 5 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-744# Craigmillar Independent Inquiry (lodged on 5 April 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-742# Doon Valley Heritage Centre, Dunaskin (lodged on 5 April 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Andrew Wilson*, Alex Fergusson*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-731 Scottish Rugby Union Team (lodged on 3 April 2000) Michael Russell*, Donald Gorrie*

S1M-731.1 Scottish Rugby Union Team (lodged on 4 April 2000) Andrew Wilson*, Michael Russell*

S1M-729# Airdrie to Bathgate Rail Link (lodged on 31 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-728 Sequoia National Forest (lodged on 31 March 2000) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-727 Opencast Mining and Public Safety (lodged on 30 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Michael Russell*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-725# A Woman's Agenda (lodged on 30 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-722 "Business in the Chamber" Debate (lodged on 30 March 2000) Michael Russell*

S1M-719# Thalidomide: 40 Years On (lodged on 29 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-718# Relocation of Maternity Units (lodged on 29 March 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-704# Slopping Out in Scottish Prisons (lodged on 28 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-703 Rural Shops (lodged on 28 March 2000) Mr Mike Rumbles*

S1M-702 Public Register of Approved Carers (lodged on 28 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-701 Ayrshire Central Maternity Unit (lodged on 28 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-699# Coastal Erosion Strategy (lodged on 28 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-698# Museums of Industrial Heritage (lodged on 27 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Alex Fergusson*

S1M-697# Training Services for Disabled People in the Lothians (lodged on 27 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-694# Scottish Media Group Dispute (lodged on 24 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-692# Unemployment in East Ayrshire (lodged on 23 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-691# DAKS-Simpson (lodged on 23 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-690# Fast Ferry Across the Forth Estuary (lodged on 23 March 2000) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-689# A75 (lodged on 23 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-686# Bus Drivers' Strike (lodged on 23 March 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-685# Take Your Daughters to Work Day (lodged on 23 March 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-683# Edinburgh Marathon (lodged on 22 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-681 Fuel Price Increases (lodged on 22 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*

S1M-679# Scottish Rural Deprivation Indicators (lodged on 22 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Mike Rumbles*

S1M-673# Future of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill (lodged on 21 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-672 Freedom of the Press (lodged on 21 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-671 Dyce to Ellon Rail Link (lodged on 21 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-670 St. Andrew's Day - National Public Holiday (lodged on 20 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-665 Border Television (lodged on 15 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-664 Lung Cancer (lodged on 15 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-659# Housing Needs of Disabled People (lodged on 14 March 2000) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-658# Trident Submarine Fleet at Faslane (lodged on 14 March 2000) Bruce Crawford*

S1M-641 Telecommunication Masts (lodged on 7 March 2000) Bruce Crawford*

*S1M-637.1 Mr Brian Monteith: Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S1M-637) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, insert at end " but deplores the Scottish Executive’s decision to include in the Bill provisions to repeal section 2A of the Local Government Act 1986 which should be treated as a separate matter requiring separate legislation"

S1M-625# Reduction in the TV Licence Fee for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (lodged on 2 March 2000) Dr Richard Simpson*

S1M-587# Fuel Poverty and Housing Bill (lodged on 22 February 2000) Brian Adam*, Tricia Marwick*

 
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